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Poster: staggerleib Date: May 3, 2010 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for you Audio-philes

absolutely untrue. You can use whatever MP3 you'd like.

Simply place them in iTunes. With older ipods, you can use something like sharepod. It's a lot more flexible for on/off of MP3's and understands iTunes weird storage approach to music.

But, answering the question... Use whatever MP3 you'd like.

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Poster: hippie64 Date: May 3, 2010 7:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for you Audio-philes

When placed in itunes, is there meta-data or other digital "language" that can identify it's origin? Am I being overly paranoid? LOL

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 3, 2010 7:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for you Audio-philes

If you are paranoid, just use the manual settings for your itunes (I have it on an old computer that isn't even hooked up to the web anymore), then you are "on your own", and not connected for DLs, ads, etc., etc. (unless you do that stuff--ie, buy tunes and such).

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Poster: hippie64 Date: May 3, 2010 7:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for you Audio-philes

By manual I'm thinking you mean from my hd to iphone via a usb devive and not sent through the ether. The short of it I guess is there are mp3 files that i would upload to my phone that may have been shared from sites suspected of pirating. Is there a way itunes can tell the diff?

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 3, 2010 8:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for you Audio-philes

No, when you plug in the ipod initially it asks for a number of "settings" (connect to store, manage files thru "them", synchronize, etc. can't recall them all). However, I set them all to "don't do ANYTHING, I will do it ALL by myself, MANUALLY" and then I use it all the time, and itunes is NOT interfacing with anyone other than "me" (ie, computer is offline...).

I was just half joking, but this is how I do it, and it would mean NO "one" knows what I am using itunes for, what's in it, etc.

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Poster: hippie64 Date: May 3, 2010 8:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for you Audio-philes

thanx for the tips, I would like to own their devices (iphone, ipods) but don't want to BE owned by the company just because I chose their product. Thanx again for clearing that up.

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Poster: staggerleib Date: May 3, 2010 7:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for you Audio-philes

I also carry a fourth generation iPod in my car, 30 gigs dedicated only to Dead Boots.